Grow - Finance - Structure your business    

"25 years of international experience - startup management and investment - to help you create immediate impact with simple tools"   

6 short-term Power packs designed for start-ups' needs

Focus on a specific need to generate immediate action 

CEO & founders' business coaching

The mirror effect

Strategy clarification

Know where you are going

Investor deck

review

Convince investors

Robustify your financial model

Master your numbers

Project management

Get structured
for growth

Fund

raising

Find
investors
SOLUTIONS FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS

SOLUTIONS FOR INVESTORS

Pre- and post-investment services for investors

We can also assist investors in dealing with their start-ups 

Pre-investment

services

Project sourcing
Tech hunting
Project scanning
Company assessment
Business due diligence
Business plan review

Post-investment

services

CEO mentoring
Interim management
Project management
Visioning & Pivoting
Business plan review
Financial control
 
OUR FAVOURITE SECTORS & INDUSTRIES
 
This is what we mostly do based on the experience and the interests of our team and partners

Saas

Wine,

agro & food

Travel & Lifestyle

EdTech

Education, Edutainment, Culture

Market places

B2B services

Marketing, Finance, Networks

Health & Impact

 

IoT

Market places

OUR FAVOURITE SECTORS & INDUSTRIES
 
This is what we mostly do based on the experience and the interests of our team and partners

3 medium-term development roadmaps for entrepreneurs

Build an approach over a few months to improve your strenghts, readiness and performance.
The power packs can be a starting point to these approaches
 

Be ready for financing and carefully prepare your approach
A 2-3 months approach to get ready to go meet investors after having:
  • clarified your strategy

  • designed a proper Investment deck that convey your strategy

  • made your financial model more robust

  • reviewed your risks and formulated answers to objections

  • thought about your most adequate financing strategy

Then we help you meet some investors and, if necessary, negotiate the business terms of the agreement.

Please look at the full financing roadmap here

Structured business coaching for CEOs / founders
Business mentoring provides a mirror effect and a regular opportunity to escape from the heavy daily workload of a CEO to think ahead, challenge your ideas and share experiences with someone who is 100% on your side.

Our experience shows that the more structured the approach the more effective the results are. However, some CEOs prefer a "general management hotline" that they actionate whenever necessary. Hence the two following options:

Please look at the full mentoring roadmap here

Put the right structure in place to scale -up your business
Get to the next level :
  • establish a clear vision

  • put in place the adequate project management structure to grow

  • refine your offerings and pricings to the various segments

  • design your organisation to expand internationally

  • pivot if necessary

  • use corporate role playing to develop your team culture

  • establish the right distribution agreements and partnerships

  • design / reengineer sustainable processes for growth

  • follow the right set of KPIs

Our strong background in project management, structuration and business development is key at this stage. Please click here

WHAT ENTREPRENEURS SAY ABOUT MANAO

— Guillaume Descottes, CEO DiscMuseum

Francois Marmion, Manao's Managing Director, brings experience, clarity and pragmatism.
 

He made me save precious time in formulating and executing my strategy.
 

He also had a good level of communication with the team, which made our work more efficient and engaging for everyone.
 

I highly recommend him!

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OUR BACKGROUND
 
Our background:
  • start-up management - 6 years as CEO of start-ups,

  • investment in start-ups - 6 years in a family office,

  • management consulting - 10 years leading projects in France & U.S. for EY.
     

We have experienced what it is for an entrepreneur to find the right strategy and to look for money.

 

We have experienced what it is for an investor to look for the right projects and to secure his investment.

We patner with other experienced experts when needed.

KEY SKILLS

Start-up
Management
Mentoring
Financing
Consulting &
Project Management
International development
Strategy
& marketing